Rauner Planned Parenthood Donation Raises Eyebrows

GOP Governor and First Lady listed as sponsors of Planned Parenthood event, despite his opposition to pending bill that would protect abortion in Illinois.

Governor Bruce Rauner says he’ll veto a bill that would protect a woman’s access to abortion, if the landmark Roe v. Wade case is overturned at the federal level.

That stance has drawn attention from both sides of the abortion issue, as the Governor and his wife are listed as sponsors of an event next week marking the centennial of the founding of Planned Parenthood.

A Rauner spokesperson says he is committed to protecting women’s reproductive rights, but recognizes “sharp divisions” on the issue and can’t support House Bill 40.

The Rauners donated $50,000 to the April 26th event in Chicago.

 

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